Camping Safety Tips for Kids

Trail Markers

When going on a hike, kids can lay a trail for others to follow using natural trail markers.

What You'll Need:

  • Available natural materials such as sticks, rocks, and grass

How to Create Trail Markers:

Step 1: Trail markers can come from any natural material -- sticks, bunches of grass, or rocks. If one hiking group heads down the trail before the others, the lead group can leave markers to show which fork in the trail to take.

Step 2: To play a trail marker game, have one person or group lay out a trail for the rest of the group. The trail shouldn't be complex, nor should markers be hidden. The person laying the trail uses different types of markers. The person or group following must walk the trail without using maps or diagrams. Use this game to practice memorizing and spotting skills.

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